Coverart for item
The Resource Searching for scientific womanpower : technocratic feminism and the politics of national security, 1940-1980, Laura Micheletti Puaca

Searching for scientific womanpower : technocratic feminism and the politics of national security, 1940-1980, Laura Micheletti Puaca

Label
Searching for scientific womanpower : technocratic feminism and the politics of national security, 1940-1980
Title
Searching for scientific womanpower
Title remainder
technocratic feminism and the politics of national security, 1940-1980
Statement of responsibility
Laura Micheletti Puaca
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This compelling history of what Laura Micheletti Puaca terms "technocratic feminism" traces contemporary feminist interest in science to the World War II and early Cold War years. During a period when anxiety about America's supply of scientific personnel ran high and when open support for women's rights generated suspicion, feminist reformers routinely invoked national security rhetoric and scientific "manpower" concerns in their efforts to advance women's education and employment. Despite the limitations of this strategy, it laid the groundwork for later feminist reforms in both science and society. The past and present manifestations of technocratic feminism also offer new evidence of what has become increasingly recognized as a "long women's rights movement." Drawing on an impressive array of archival collections and primary sources, Puaca brings to light the untold story of an important but largely overlooked strand of feminist activism. This book reveals much about the history of American feminism, the politics of national security, and the complicated relationship between the two. "--
  • "This compelling history traces contemporary feminist interest in science to the World War II and early Cold War years. During a period when anxiety about America's supply of scientific personnel ran high and when open support for women's rights generated suspicion, feminist reformers routinely invoked national security rhetoric and scientific "manpower" concerns in their efforts to advance women's education and employment. Puaca brings to light the untold story of an important but largely overlooked strand of feminist activism. This book reveals much about the history of American feminism, the politics of national security, and the complicated relationship between the two"--
Member of
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Puaca, Laura Micheletti
Dewey number
305.42097309/04
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gender and American culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • Women scientists
  • National security
  • Cold War
Label
Searching for scientific womanpower : technocratic feminism and the politics of national security, 1940-1980, Laura Micheletti Puaca
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The war of "trained brains" -- 2. Endless frontiers for scientific womanpower -- 3. Scientific womanpower enters the Sputnik era -- 4. Science and the second wave
Control code
ocn881429862
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 261 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469614441
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881429862
Label
Searching for scientific womanpower : technocratic feminism and the politics of national security, 1940-1980, Laura Micheletti Puaca
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The war of "trained brains" -- 2. Endless frontiers for scientific womanpower -- 3. Scientific womanpower enters the Sputnik era -- 4. Science and the second wave
Control code
ocn881429862
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 261 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469614441
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881429862

Library Locations

    • InternetBorrow it
      Albany, Auckland, 0632, NZ
Processing Feedback ...